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  • Chinese Firm’s Headquarters Shaped Like ‘Star Trek’s’ Enterprise

    05/25/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    With the help of Google Maps, fans of the science fiction franchise “Star Trek” have boldly gone to China to find a new discovery: the USS Enterprise as a work of architecture. The design of the building has sparked heated discussion online among Trekkies about which ship from the long-running television and movie series it is based on. Now the mysterious owner has come forward. The 260-meter long, 100-meter wide, six-floor building was built by Hong Kong-listed Chinese online game developer NetDragon Websoft, whose founder Liu Dejian — a 43-year-old University of Kansas alumni — is a huge fan. Mr....
  • Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society

    05/21/2015 3:52:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/15 | Elizabeth Roberts
    For years Star Trek fans – known as Trekkies – have been the butt of jokes about their penchant for wearing pointy ears and attending science fiction conventions. But the police feared British fans of the cult American show might boldly go a little too far one day. It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult. The American TV shows Roswell and Dark Skies and the film The...
  • Fly to the moon in 4 hours: British scientist who says he's found secret of Star Trek's 'warp speed'

    05/14/2015 1:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2015 | Tom Leonard in New York
    * Nasa is thought to have successfully tested a revolutionary power source * Claimed it could fly for eons at the equivalent of 450 million miles an hour * It is powered by a device similar to that found in a microwave oven * Invented by now retired British scientist Roger Shawyer a decade agoAnyone who has ever watched an episode of Star Trek or a Star Wars film will know how it works. The good guys are minding their business in outer space when suddenly the Klingons or the Dark Empire bear down on them out of nowhere. There...
  • 3D printing may spell the beginning of the end for gun control

    08/06/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 80 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 6, 2012 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- The lower receiver of the gun pictured at the top of this article was not purchased from a licensed dealer, nor was it purchased from an individual. This lower was ‘printed’ using a 3D printer and it may spell the beginning of the end for the gun control movement. 3D ‘printing’ is an emerging technology that has been commercially available for some time but is only now achieving inroads into the consumer market. 3D ‘printers’ are in fact computer controlled material handling systems that lay down successive layers of polymer or other material based upon a computer model...
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on Star Trek, Dead at 85

    05/04/2015 6:12:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 5/3/15 | Michael Ausiello
    Grace Lee Whitney, best known as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series, died on May 1 at her home in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Janice Rand of "Star Trek" dies at 85

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 158 replies
    your central valley news ^ | 05/03/15 | unknown
    According to Family, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away peacefully this past weekend May 1, 2015 in her Coarsegold home.
  • BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’

    04/22/2015 2:40:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    TrekMovie.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Kayla Iacovino
    It appears that ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
  • Star Wars VS Star Trek Epic Trailer [Trailer For The Fans]

    02/07/2015 10:00:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/5/15
    Ever wanted to see what happens when Star Wars and Star Trek clash? Well in this epic trailer you will see. It is time for Star Wars VS Star Trek!
  • Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

    04/14/2015 9:18:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Yiddish Book Center ^ | 2-6-14 | Leonard Nimoy
    Published on Feb 6, 2014 Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.
  • We're Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

    04/01/2015 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 21 replies
    io9.com ^ | 3/31/15 9:00am | Charlie Jane Anders
    You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions. It's actually kind of dangerous: Sometimes late at night, recently, I'll find myself scanning through clips of the Original Series on YouTube or Hulu. And then I'll start watching an episode of Star Trek: Phase II or Star Trek Continues, and then the next thing I know it's two hours...
  • Star Trek Continues (vanity, no joke)

    04/01/2015 11:27:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 52 replies
    Star Trek Continues ^ | 01 APR 2015 | Utilizer
    I know there are some Trekkies out there and thought some of you might find this interesting. From the site: "STAR TREK CONTINUES is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries… the brainchild of long-time Star Trek: The Original Series fan — and producer, director, actor, voice-actor, musician — Vic Mignogna. STAR TREK CONTINUES is proud to be part of Trek history, aimed at completing the final two years of the original five-year mission. After mounting a successful Kickstarter campaign, the show is already making waves and attracting guest stars such as Michael Forest, Colin Baker, Jamie Bamber, Lou Ferrigno, and Erin...
  • Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

    03/23/2015 9:38:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    CNet ^ | 3/22/15 | Michelle Starr
    A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" -- uses energy to deflect potential damage.
  • The Military Bankrolled Spock’s Early Acting Gigs

    03/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 1, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    Leonard Nimoy—the famed actor synonymous with Star Trek’s iconic Mr. Spock—died on Feb. 27. He leaves behind two children, a storied career and one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. He’s also a reminder of a different era in America—the years after World War II when the military was more connected to the public, and when it wasn’t so strange for an actor to be a soldier at the same time. In the early ’50s, Nimoy was just another hungry actor with parents who worried he’d never have a real job. So he did what a lot of...
  • I Don’t Love Spock

    03/07/2015 10:05:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 6, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    “I loved Spock,” said President Obama, reacting to the death of actor Leonard Nimoy. Why? Because Spock reminds him of himself. The galaxy’s most famous Vulcan, the president wrote, was “Cool, logical, big-eared, and level headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.” Just like you know whom. The president is not the only writer who has drawn comparisons between himself and Spock. I am also a Star Trek fan, but I admit I was somewhat confused by my rather apathetic reaction to Nimoy’s death. And as I thought more about the president’s statement, I realized...
  • Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of ‘Star Trek’ Movies & TV Classics Was 84

    03/05/2015 5:47:35 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 24 replies
    deadline ^ | 3/5/2015 | Patrick Hipes
    Harve Bennett, the producer who helped guide four of Paramount’s Star Trek movies in the 1980s and produced TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84 and becomes the latest key figure lost from the seminal Star Trek franchise following Leonard Nimoy’s death February 27.
  • Leonard Nimoy Explains The Origins of the Vulcan Salute

    02/28/2015 3:36:06 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | tvnewsthemes1
    How did the famous Vulcan hand salute come to be? Leonard Nimoy "Spock" gives us the answer.
  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoy’s funeral: ‘I feel really awful’

    02/28/2015 1:51:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    William Shatner has revealed he will be unable to attend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral. The actor took to Twitter Saturday to lament that due to prior obligations, he will miss his “Star Trek” co-star and friend’s funeral on Sunday. “I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight,” he wrote. “Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.”
  • Leonard Nimoy, who died at 83, gets Vulcan hand salute from Space Station

    02/28/2015 12:07:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | AP
    A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station tweeted a picture Saturday from orbit of a 'Vulcan' hand salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, known best for his 'Star Trek' role as 'Mr. Spock.' Nimoy, who died Friday at 83, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. His final public statement, last Sunday on Twitter, was thoughtful and bittersweet. "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory," he wrote, followed by his customary "LLAP"...
  • Star Trek Online Announces In-Game Memorial For Leonard Nimoy

    02/28/2015 9:38:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | 2-28-2015 | Russ Burlingame
    Following in the footsteps of World of Warcraft's magical tribute to the late Robin Williams, Star Trek Online will feature an in-game tribute to veteran Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away yesterday at age 83. "I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy," said executive producer Steve Ricossa in a statement. "Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star...
  • The ignored wisdom of Mr. Spock and the timeless morality play, Star Trek

    02/28/2015 8:42:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2015 | MOTUS
    Surely there’s some significance in the fact that Leonard Nimoy’s death intersected precisely with the death of the Internet as we know it. And even if not, it might serve as a good opportunity to review another timeless intergalactic morality play about an Emperor who ruled the universe by fiat. Spoiler Alert: that one didn’t end well, for the Emperor. Death Star, proceeding according to plan  Butt enough about Star Wars. Today, in memory of Spock’s departure from these earthly bounds, I thought I’d dedicate the post to quotes from him and other characters in Star Trek – a science...
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....
  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

    02/27/2015 9:16:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 229 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Virginia Heffernan
    Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Leonard Nimoy dead at 83: ‘Star Trek’ star lived long and prospered

    02/27/2015 9:25:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/27/2015 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Leonard Nimoy, who lived long and prospered, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. The creator of Mr. Spock, television’s most beloved pointy-eared half-Vulcan, was 83 and had suffered for several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), which makes it difficult to breathe. “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago,” he tweeted last week. “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.” “LLAP” was Spock’s best-known catch phrase: Live long and prosper. To many of his fans, Leonard Nimoy was a one-hit wonder. One hit that lasted half a century. Nimoy created the beloved Mr. Spock in...
  • Is the Star Trek Economy a Welfare State?

    02/24/2015 9:34:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 92 replies
    Slate ^ | 2-12-2015 | Ara Ogle, Quora
    As an example, Sisko's father runs a restaurant. Seats at that restaurant have to be a finite resource (because they require labor), so they would not be “free” to everyone—the owners get to choose whom they give it to. (That brings up the interesting question of whether the Federation would have anti-discrimination laws, but I digress.) Let's say Sisko chooses to feed people in his neighborhood; choosing to live in that neighborhood is the “price” his customers pay for his food. Similarly, Picard's brother makes real wine; since that requires real grapes and, again, labor, that would also be a...
  • Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital After Severe Chest Pains!

    02/23/2015 2:29:16 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 106 replies
    Epic Times ^ | 02.23.15 | Epic times
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pains. After a 911 call, the legendary star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last week. No word yet on his current condition…
  • Captain Kirk’s Submachine Gun (Madsen M-50)

    02/12/2015 7:16:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 11, 2015 | Paul Huard
    In the 1968 Star Trek episode Bread and Circuses, Capt. James Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. Leonard McCoy beam down to Planet 892-IV, a parallel to Earth in almost every way—except Rome never fell. The aliens capture the Enterprise’s familiar trio. Kirk has a predictable romantic encounter. There are televised gladiatorial games that pit the crew against sword-wielding warriors named Flavius and Achilles. The episode even lampoons the cutthroat competition between television broadcasters and their search for ratings. When one of the gladiators refuses to fight with his usual vigor, the master of the games snarls, “You bring this network’s...
  • CW President Says He Wants Star Trek

    01/14/2015 4:38:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    TrekNews.net ^ | January 14, 2015 | Staff
    This May will mark ten-years since Star Trek: Enterprise on UPN went off the air. With the 50th anniversary of the franchise right around the corner and fans clamoring for Trek’s return to television, The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz has revealed that he’s interested in a new Star Trek series for the network.
  • Working towards a warp drive:In his garage lab,Omahan aims to bend fabric of space

    12/29/2014 8:29:32 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 47 replies
    omahaon.com ^ | 12-25-14 | casey long
    Some guys spend their spare time restoring automobiles, devoting garage space to motionless Corvettes and Camaros. Pares is making his own warp drive. To hear him and his small team of supporters tell it, something weird is happening out here in the garage. “The compression of the fabric of space,” Pares says matter-of-factly. Pares’ garage is exactly as it sounds. This is not some converted hangar or temperature-controlled shed. Pares’ laboratory, the headquarters for his Space Warp Dynamics endeavor, is attached to the mid-size Aksarben-area home where he lives with his wife and their cat. It is split in halves,...
  • Captain Kirk reacts to Miley Cyrus

    12/18/2014 12:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    youtube/AriesHeadFilms ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | AriesHeadFilms
    Captain Kirk reacts to Miley Cyrus Original USS Enterprise reacts to MTV's Video Music Awards - and Miley Cyrus. video only on link
  • Star Trek - The Next Generation. Banned Clip from 'The High Ground' [TERRORISM]

    12/12/2014 4:38:41 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    This clip is taken from an episode called 'The High Ground'. The result of this short conversation, and the general theme of the program being centered around insurgency as a means to achieve freedom, led to the BBC (The British Broadcasting Corporation- Britain's national broadcaster) and Sky TV (a Satellite Broadcaster) putting a ban on showing the episode. When Sky did show the episode they cut the part about Irish reunification in 2024. In Ireland on RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann-Ireland's national broadcaster) the showing of the full episode came with a warning describing the content as "Fictional and Aspirational." The...
  • 'Star Trek' began filming 50 years ago

    11/28/2014 11:06:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    CNET ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Fifty years ago this Thanksgiving the crew of the starship Enterprise walked in front of cameras for the first time and began filming on a new sci-fi show that would make television history: "Star Trek". But the results of the day's filming weren't seen in their intended form for more than 20 years -- and the legendary show nearly didn't make it to the screen at all. The brainchild of former bomber pilot and police officer turned television writer Gene Roddenberry, "Star Trek" was planned to be a utopian sci-fi show featuring a diverse crew exploring the galaxy. It began...
  • Trekonomics: Is Star Trek Really “Anti-Libertarian”?

    10/23/2014 6:11:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 22, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Reason‘s Nick Gillespie recently posted a list of the five most anti-libertarian television shows ever, and there’s a serious error. Actually, there are two serious errors. The first, larger error is that Reason put together a list of the five best libertarian TV shows, and they left off “Firefly,” which simply boggles the mind. The smaller error is that Gillespie names “Star Trek” among the anti-libertarian shows. Even worse is the reason he gives: “The Starship Enterprise’s adventures throughout the galaxy are supposedly guided by the Federation’s ‘prime directive,’ which forbids humans from intervening in the domestic affairs of the...
  • Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize

    10/21/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BBC News Technology blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Edwin Lane, technology reporter
    The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once.Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (Ł6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases. The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively. X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction". The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups. One research team...
  • Libertarian? Then you probably shouldn’t watch Star Trek. Or the NFL.

    10/13/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie have another edition of ReasonTV out this week and it should be near and dear to the hearts of all of you libertarians in the audience. They previously generated a list of the best television shows for libertarians (which may or may not hold true for some of you) but now they’ve come up with their list of the worst. How does one judge television programs on this criteria? I suppose it should be based on the most nauseating examples of the nanny state being portrayed as a force for good as they meddle in the lives of...
  • 'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

    09/29/2014 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | Sep 27, 2014 | Provided by University of Rochester
    Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration. "There've been many high tech approaches to cloaking and the basic idea behind these is to take light and have it pass around something as if it isn't there, often using high-tech or exotic materials," said John Howell, a professor of physics at the University of Rochester....
  • Prelude to Axanar

    08/21/2014 6:58:11 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 9 replies
    Star Trek Axanar ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gene Roddenberry
    Very cool fan produced (Hollywood quality) documentary - follow the link Prelude to Axanar To donate to the kickstarter campaign to create the full movie click here - 62 Hours Left to Donate
  • 'TOS' Actress Arlene Martel Dies at 78

    08/12/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 87 replies
    Star Trek News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Staff
    Arlene Martel, who Star Trek fans will remember for playing Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring in "Amok Time," died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. She was 78.
  • Star Trek: Voyager Actor: My Ex Claims I'm ******* Bill Nye

    08/06/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/5/14 | TMZ Staff
    "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says he way too old to experiment with Bill Nye the Science Guy ... in the bedroom. Picardo is asking a judge to stop his soon-to-be ex-wife from spreading rumors he's in a gay relationship with Nye. The actor says in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Linda Pawlik lured him over to her house on July 4th by falsely telling him the family dog was missing. While he was there, he claims Linda had a P.I. attach a GPS device to his car. Days later ... Linda started telling family friends the...
  • Star Trek episode Mirror Mirror sequel released

    07/05/2014 5:57:25 PM PDT · by isom35 · 72 replies
    the group known as "Star Trek Continues" has released their 3rd episode "Fairest of them All" which answers the question, what happened to bearded Spock and the Mirror universe. The episode is right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJf2ovQtI6w
  • How Today's Technology Is Rapidly Catching Up to Star Trek

    07/02/2014 6:31:31 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 51 replies
    huffingtonpost ^ | : 07/01/2014 5:59 pm EDT | Vivek Wadhwa
    In a distant part of the galaxy, 300 years in the future, Starship Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk talks to his crew via a communicator; has his medical officer assess medical conditions through a handheld device called a tricorder; synthesizes food and physical goods using his replicator; and travels short distances via a transporter. Kirk's successors hold meetings in virtual-reality chambers, called holodecks, and operate alien spacecraft using displays mounted on their foreheads. All this takes place in the TV series Star Trek, and is of course science fiction.
  • How Stuff Works on AHCH TV- Aluminum (Transparent)

    06/19/2014 3:53:09 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 45 replies
    Surmet Corporation ^ | 2011 | Surmet Corporation
    ALON® is an amazing new advanced ceramic that is based on a composition of aluminum oxy nitride with a cubic spinel crystal structure. It is hard, durable, and transparent in the near ultra violet, visible and near infrared wavelength of light. ALON® is synthesized and manufactured in tonnage commercial quantities by Surmet Corporation, the global leader in transparent optical ceramics technologies. Surmet is vertically integrated and synthesizes tonnage quantities of high purity ALON® powder for its own use. Surmet is a supplier of ALON® optical windows, domes, plates, rods and tubes for advanced applications. Fabricated ALON® products combine superior mechanical...
  • Star Treks Scotty was one of the thousands of brave men to fight on this day 70 years ago. (trivia)

    06/06/2014 1:01:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    History ^ | 6/6/2014 | http://www.freerepublic.com
    At the beginning of the Second World War, Doohan joined the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the 13th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Doohan went to England in 1940 for training. His first combat was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers, Doohan led his men to higher ground through a field of anti-tank mines, where they took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan was hit by six rounds fired from a Bren gun by a nervous Canadian...
  • George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan

    06/05/2014 1:36:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 11:12 AM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal. Takei said he has noticed a movement beginning in Japan, though the country of his ancestry has a long way to go. He said Japanese people need to fight for their own rights and they need to be a bit angry, too. […] Takei, 77, is in Japan to attend embassy-organized events marking LGBT Pride Month in the...
  • Just in time for Mother’s Day: the Little Bag of MOO Essentials

    05/09/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-9-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s Friday again. Already. And because we’re all weary of the week’s *wretch-ed* news we’re going to do something different today. Since I was unable to attend the Second Annual Friends of MOTUS Flyover Fest ™(FFF) in Galveston last month, they sent me a commemorative goodie bag just like the one given to all the lucky attendees. My bag finally arrived (compliments of the US Postal service) so I’m taking the opportunity to catalogue all the swag contained therein.First (and long gone), RobinH made professional, homemade sugar cookies shaped like sandcastles, complete with a flag flying atop! At first I...
  • Bing Klingon Translator (vanity)

    05/06/2014 2:51:47 PM PDT · by PastorBooks · 22 replies
    nuqneH! (hello) Today is a good day to post! Please forgive the vanity, but I just found this and must report it to my fellow Star Trek fans here. I know this is a complete waste of time, but everything has been so serious lately -- possible World War and all -- I thought we needed a break. qaStaH nuq? (what's happening?), you ask. The Bing Translator at http://www.bing.com/translator can translate English into Klingon! The translator was introduced when the last Star Trek movie was released, in partnership with the Klingon Language Institute. buy' ngop! (that's great news!) Go over...
  • Physics students devise concept for Star Wars-style deflector shields

    05/02/2014 10:46:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 01, 2014 | Staff & Provided by University of Leicester
    If you have often imagined yourself piloting your X-Wing fighter on an attack run on the Death Star, you'll be reassured that University of Leicester students have demonstrated that your shields could take whatever the Imperial fleet can throw at you. The only drawback is that you won't be able to see a thing outside of your starfighter. In anticipation of Star Wars Day on 4 May, three fourth-year Physics students at the University have proven that shields, such as those seen protecting spaceships in the Star Wars film series, would not only be scientifically feasible, they have also shown...
  • Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew denies willing involvement in geocentrism documentary

    04/09/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 146 replies
    National Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    As Star Trek: Voyager Captain Kathryn Janeway, Kate Mulgrew knew her way around a solar system or two. So there was a certain irony to the actress’ voiceover work in the upcoming documentary The Principle, which focuses on the notion of geocentrism: the idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. But Mulgrew has dispelled the notion that she buys into the documentary’s central premise, writing in a post on her Facebook page that she is “not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism.” “I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at...
  • ‘Star Trek’ Actor Promises Trouble for Arizona If Gov. Signs What He Calls ‘Turn Away the Gay’ Bill

    02/23/2014 12:54:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 22, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Many first became acquainted with George Takei as “Sulu” on the original “Star Trek” TV series, but for a number of years the actor has been an outspoken left-wing, and particularly gay-rights, activist. On Friday Takei switched his phasers on stun and penned a pointed “Raising Arizona” letter in reaction to the state legislature’s passage of a bill many view as anti-gay. Calling it the “turn away the gay” bill, Takei promised a ground-shaking degree of trouble, including boycotts, if the measure is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, The Raw Story noted. “Your taxi drivers can refuse to carry us....
  • Leonard Nimoy Reveals He Has Lung Disease, Warns Against Smoking

    02/06/2014 10:57:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    http://celebrity.yahoo.com ^ | february 5, 2014 | Raechal Leone Shewfelt
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